The Hubby got back from the motherland last week and had posted a gift to me for my birthday.
How gorgeous is this?
|Cath Kidson sewing basket|
He knows me so well! What a lovely surprise. I had actually been eyeing this off on the Internet recently and hadn't mentioned it to him.
I am currently in the process of organising my crafting equipment so this will be for all my useful 'everyday' type of gear. I'll post a pic when it's filled...
I also got a whole selection of edible goodies including
- orange clubs
- penguins (orange & original)
- fudge bars
- a box of quality street (they were the 1st to go!)
- after eight mints
- jaffa cakes
- creme eggs
I am a lucky girl......
I am amazed at how inexpensive food is in the UK. 6 creme eggs for a quid! Here in Australia chocolate bars are normally about $1.60 full price (I think) and are usually on sale in the supermarket for 2 for $3 and sometimes $1 each (45p - 65p depending on exchange rates). Crisps are pretty pricey too. Pringles are on special and are 2 for $7 (around 4.50 ish pound by current exchange rates). That's the cheapest they get.
Toiletries are also really expensive too. There is little competition with the supermarkets as there are only 2 main businesses; Coles and Safeway and a couple of smaller businesses; Aldi and IGA. The arrival of Aldi seems to have offered a bit of competition but I still think prices are high. Saying that we do have a fabulous fruit and veg shop nearby where we get some bargains; bananas are 99c at the moment and strawberries can be 99c a punnet at times.
On the subject of veg, look what's growing in my garden at the moment...
|My head is a normal size I believe!|
These pumpkins are huge and are surprisingly heavy; they're really tasty too.